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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
To No One in Particular
By Witter Bynner
 
From “Presences”

LOCATE your love, you lose your love,
  Find her, you look away;
Now mine I never quite discern,
  But trace her every day.
 
She has a thousand presences,        5
  As surely seen and heard
As birds that hide behind a leaf
  Or leaves that hide a bird.
 
Single your love, you lose your love,
  You cloak her face with clay;        10
Now mine I never quite discern—
  And never look away.
 
 
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